NSA phone program

NSA's Bad Week

Jed Babbin, American Spectator

The collision of technology’s limits and our constitutional rights made for a very bad week for the NSA. Two events — one, a U.S. district court decision and the other the report of a presidential committee on NSA’s activities — combined to put in doubt NSA’s ability under the Constitution to continue its massive data collection.

Judge: NSA Phone Program Unconstitutional

Josh Gerstein, Politico

A federal judge ruled that the NSA program that collects all US phone calls appears to violate the 4th Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. He said the DOJ failed to demonstrate that collecting the info. had helped to head off terrorist attacks.